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We are seeking experienced journalists who are interested in being part of a multi-cultural team. We are looking for creative, hardworking individuals with a love of journalism and a keen eye for detail.

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles kindly email recruitment@thenationalnews.com with your covering letter, CV and work samples. Please mention the position and location in the email subject line.


 

Position Head of Digital Strategy
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National, the leading quality news title in the Middle East, is looking for a Head of Digital Strategy. The role involves maximising the engagement and retention of readers, viewers and listeners in terms of both the quantity and quality of our audience, in this region and beyond, while maintaining the highest editorial standards for which The National has become renowned. The job is based in Abu Dhabi.

Candidates should have a passion for journalism and experience in running the digital strategy of a major news organisation. A deep knowledge of the technical side of digital media is required.

You should have a keen understanding of development, search engine optimisation, workflows, content management systems (ideally Arc, which we use), social media tools and video and podcast technology and a proven record of growing audience across all platforms in previous roles.

Proficiency in online marketing and an eye for the next big thing in digital media are a must. A knowledge and understanding of the Middle East is an advantage. The successful candidate will report to the Editor-in-Chief and work closely with senior editorial executives, as well as our developers, marketing department and social media and home page teams around the world.

The National has become the leading source of news about the Middle East and North Africa region and beyond. As well as our central hub in Abu Dhabi, we have major bureaux in London, Washington DC, Beirut and Cairo, as well as a substantial presence in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan and Tunisia plus freelance contributors in other major cities.

We are committed to being at the forefront of technological developments in digital journalism - with video, podcasts and social media at the heart of our operations alongside the written word.

This is an opportunity to join an expanding, ambitious organisation determined to deliver high-quality news, comment and analysis across platforms at a time of exciting developments in the Middle East.

 

 

 

Position Beirut Correspondent
Location Beirut

The National, the leading quality news organisation in the Middle East, is looking a news correspondent to join our new Beirut bureau. Candidates should have strong journalistic skills, the ability to come up with compelling news feature ideas, and the capacity to write engagingly on a variety of subjects.

You should have a deep knowledge and understanding of politics, diplomacy, society and culture in Lebanon and the wider region and access to influential contacts. A record of breaking exclusive, agenda-setting stories in Lebanon is an advantage. Candidates should be fluent in English and ideally Arabic and possess social media skills.

 

 

 

Position Deputy Features Editor
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National, the Middle East’s leading quality news organisation, is looking for a Deputy Features Editor to help oversee our global output of arts, culture and lifestyle content and lead our expanding team of writers and editors.

Candidates should have experience of helping to run a large features department and possess strong, proven management skills. You should be a driven, imaginative, highly organised editor capable of seeing through projects from conception to fruition across multiple platforms. Knowledge of the Middle East arts scene and cultural and lifestyle trends in the region is required. We are looking for somebody with a deep understanding of social media and analytics to maximise the reach of our stories.

The department and job are based in Abu Dhabi but the successful candidate can draw on our network of correspondents around the globe as well as a substantial freelance budget.

This is an opportunity to join The National during a period of unprecedented expansion. Outside the UAE, we now have a substantial presence in London, Washington DC, Beirut, Cairo, Riyadh, Baghdad and Amman as well as a number of other correspondents elsewhere.

 

 

 

Position Energy Reporter
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National is looking for a senior writer who will lead energy coverage of the UAE, the third-biggest oil producer in Opec. The candidate will need to produce energy news and analysis, as well as be content focused on Adnoc and its affiliate companies, its strategic partnerships, in addition to oil market developments and Opec meetings.

Responsibilities include, receiving assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas and pitches them to the business editor or a designate. Gather and verify information through interviews and research and ensure facts are checked, sources in place where applicable and context provided when needed.

The candidate will also need to write stories with print and digital platforms in mind, ensure stories are packaged properly and illustrated. Other requirements: excellent grammar and language skills; experience with online publishing systems and Excel. A good working knowledge of best practice in web publishing, SEO and digital trends is useful. Local and regional experience is an advantage. Arabic is a plus.

 

 

 

Position Breaking News Reporter
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National, the leading quality news organisation in the Middle East, is looking for a Breaking News Reporter to join our expanding Abu Dhabi operation. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of Middle East affairs and good news judgment. You should have the ability to spot a breaking news story quickly and to verify it reliably. Candidates should be able to produce fast, accurate copy. Familiarity with breaking news tools such as Dataminr is a must. Arabic language skills are an advantage.

Based in Abu Dhabi, The National has established a reputation for authoritative, comprehensive reporting of the Middle East and beyond. This is an opportunity to join us as we continue our major international expansion.

 

 

 

Position Assistant Business Editor
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National is looking for an Assistant Business Editor to assist in overseeing our business coverage.

The person will be responsible for helping manage the business section’s daily news coverage as well as long-term planning.

Responsibilities include liaising with reporters, assigning and editing copy, ensuring deadlines are met and packaging content with pictures, infographics, and multimedia across print and digital platforms.

The person will help lead reporters to produce daily spot news stories, including quick-take explainers in response to breaking news, and longer-term analysis stories for print and digital platforms.

The person will work in a wider team environment in partnership with other editors, copy editors, photographers, and designers. They will represent the business desk, as needed, at daily meetings to communicate coverage plans and coordinate with other departments.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure with a focus on accuracy is vital.

You should have wide knowledge across business sectors, with a solid understanding of technology, finance and energy.Strong news judgement and an ability to quickly decide a story’s local, regional, and global potential are important.

Other requirements: excellent grammar and language skills; experience with online publishing systems and Excel.

A good working knowledge of best practice in web publishing, SEO and digital trends is useful.

Local and regional experience is an advantage and candidates who read and speak Arabic are strongly preferred.

 

 

 

Position Homepage Editor
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

"The National is seeking an experienced Homepage Editor who is interested in becoming part of our expanding Abu Dhabi newsroom. We are looking for a creative, hardworking individual with a love of journalism and a keen eye for detail.

You will be required to curate The National's homepages to present a well-balanced, relevant and highly engaging mix of content.

The ideal candidate will possess strong editorial judgment and extensive digital skills. Experience in analytics and interpreting audience data are a must. Ideally you will be someone who can create compelling content packages. A knowledge of Arabic and knowledge of the Middle East is highly preferred.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious, respected news organisation renowned for our reporting of the Middle East and beyond

 

 

 

Position National Reporter
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National is looking for a News Reporter with at least five years' experience, preferably on a major English language news outlet, to work on its local news team. This role would ideally suit a journalist already working in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

The ideal applicant would be Arabic speaking and have a strong understanding of the UAE. Contacts in government departments and police forces would be a strong advantage.

The successful candidate would be a self-starter comfortable hitting the streets to cover breaking news and scouring social media for potential stories. They would be someone who enjoys telling stories about life in the UAE, from human interest features to breaking news.